No two points in the Dominican Republic are farther from each other, and for me, this trip represents my life's journey.
When it comes to my birth region, I could have not moved farther without getting out of the country. It really is a long trip: North by Northwest.
This is a road trip that not many Dominicans make (at least not at once), and for me, one that -metaphorically speaking – started in reverse 40 years ago. A two-way 1000 km-journey between the two farthest points in the country.
I couldn’t pass on this opportunity to use the title of my favorite Hitchcock movie.
It is on trips like these where we find new foods, recipes, and stories to share with you: Obligatory stop at Taveras for some boruga (curdled milk drink). Then some vegetarian mofonguitos at Tipico Bonao, another of our obligatory stops.
And after hours of driving…
Trip to El Morro: rugged terrain and vivid colors, the region of my ancestors is one of the most photogenic areas of the country.
I used to make a lot of long, meandering road trips before we had a kid, not so many afterward. It’s a great way to discover the country. If you live here, or visit, try and do that. And most importantly, try the food.